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Seattle Chiropractor

How can a chiropractor help you with herniated disc pain?

Between your vertebra are discs that act as cushions and allow your vertebra to move freely. These discs are made up of an inner disc gel-like nucleus surrounded by a tough, circular exterior annulus. A herniated disc (also known as a ruptured disc or a slipped disc) occurs when the softer inner portion of the disc’s nucleus pushes through a crack in the outer annulus. Herniated discs can be very painful and cause numbness or weakness, especially if the rupture compresses a nerve.
Other symptoms of herniated discs include:

  • Lower back pain;
  • Neck pain;
  • Pain radiating down the extremities;
  • Lack of bowel and bladder control

Surgery for herniated or slipped discs is an invasive, costly procedure, with a prolonged recovery time. Over-the-counter or prescription drugs only mask the pain symptoms without addressing the underlying conditions. Chiropractic is an affordable, non-invasive, natural treatment for herniated discs. At Devine Chiropractic and Rehab Center, we treat herniated discs with:

Chiropractic adjustments: Realigning the vertebrae is key for restoring spinal integrity.

Flexion-distraction technique: Flexion-distraction therapy is performed on a segmented table that moves as the chiropractor slowly manipulates your spine. The manipulations, along with the movements of the table, stretch and decompress your spine, relieving your back, leg, neck, or arm pain. This technique often reduces the pain because it helps move the disc away from the nerves.

Lifestyle changes: We often provide a therapeutic exercise program designed to strengthen key muscles.

Massage, heat, and trigger point therapy: Focuses on relaxing muscles to provide better blood flow and improve long-term spinal health.
Don’t suffer from chronic pain caused by slipped discs any longer. We are here to help!

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